FAQ

#FridayFAQ

  • When will the Winterset town square be closed?

    • Starting Sunday July 21 at 5pm through ​Tuesday July 23 at 10am​​

  • What roads are closed or have no parking?​

    • We have a map for that!  Go to the MAPS page for details.​

Business Top 10

  1. Expect to have your best day of business EVER! 25,000 - 30,000 people will visit Winterset in less than 24 hours.

  2. Riders and support vehicles will be arriving all day long, but most are expected to hit town between Noon and 6pm.

  3. People will be camping EVERYWHERE. Designated camping areas will be announced at later date, and housing request forms can be found on the Winterset RAGBRAI website.

  4. Entertainment, vendors and more will be centered around our Historic Downtown Square. What a great way to showcase our beautiful town.

  5. Exact vendor placement around the square is still being determined but expect to have booths on the street in front of your business.  Similar to other town events, they should not impede your ability to conduct business.

  6. All vendors must fill out a vendor application form before they can conduct business. These will be reviewed by the Vendor Committee and approved at their discretion.

  7. Shirts will be available for purchase soon! We’d love for you to show your Winterset pride by purchasing one and wearing it often. We’ll let you know when they’re ready.

  8. Winterset’s merchants, businesses, and other organizations are an important link in the chain to making this event successful through their ideas, volunteering and sponsorship.

  9. The route through Winterset will be determined by local law enforcement and announced as soon as possible. Expect road closures, especially around the downtown area.

  10. Winterset RAGBRAI will require 500-800 volunteers to be successful; a true community event! If you’re interested in helping, please fill out the volunteer form on our website.